(universal grace). Term used to describe the belief (e.g., of Luths. and Armimans) that God's grace embraces all men, i. e., that He earnestly wills the salvation of all; distinguished from gratia particularis (particular grace), the belief (e.g., of Ref.) that God's grace does not embrace all but only some.
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